Today, Excel launched their big product update - being able to import a spreadsheet by using the camera to take a picture of the table.
First, tools like Airtable and Coda are disrupting the traditional spreadsheet by adding app-like functionality on top of it - making it extremely powerful, attractive looking, and fun and easy to use.
Now, in this competitive landscape, Excel comes back with camera based import. Admittedly, it is very cool. However, it is not a killer feature for most users. Excel's has lost its functionality advantage long ago and now it's only lock ins are - inertia, especially in finance, platform integration on windows PCs, and enterprise integrations through Office 365 and Microsoft Azure.
I am excited for my favorite tools to copy this feature, but unfortunately it cant save excel.